Many of us working women and men have an intense work cycle to keep up our flow creatively stimulating and productive. With routines in place, there are many times that I miss marks on this cycle, leaving room for bad habits to come to rise and stay risen because of my own lack of time to live out my work life and take care of myself.
Keeping to this routine is hard. The repetition of such an intense day causes me to rely on stress-eating, provoking anxiety, over-caffeinating, and scrolling through instagram in bed.
However, one thing I have found to not only help my anxiety and keep my peace is taking care of my skin. My skin dries out easily and I suffer from allergies and eczema; thus, when my skin is good, my overall mood increases.
I recently purchased NOTO Botanic’s Agender Oil. I first heard of the product from my own research in trying to find all natural skin oils. I couldn’t decide which one of their products I would buy because of the beautiful packaging and ingredients of their oils. I decided with the Agender Oil because the company sends 100% of the profits to organizations like Planned Parenthood, LGBT Youth Center, and Woman’s Center DTLA. Not only was my money going towards these organizations that support youth and woman, but it would help me in my own work as a high school teacher. A better me, is a better Ms. Whang.
After 3 weeks of using the product, here’s what I found:
- The scent is therapeutic and stays with you. The oil has a soft earthy aroma, with a hint of lavender that is relaxing and grounding. I use it all over my body and face before I go to bed and when I wake up. The scent reminds me to center myself and bring attention to my own wellness.
- The product includes Vetiver oil is a lesser known plant oil with a calming and stabilizing scent. It is often used to dispel anger, hysteria and irritability, and other neurotic outbursts. It is typically used to promote sleep and help with restlessness. It’s aroma actually helps the mind, sedative to the nervous system and immune stimulating. Read more about this website in link my sources.
- No itchiness and over oily body. What I don’t like about oils is that it always makes me a little itchy, and my skin does not absorb it quickly. At times I feel like a snack for flies. However, this oil worked well with my own skin and absorbed not just the moisturizing components, but the scent.
- All over the body, from the face to the the armpits. The Organic Hemp oil invites all these rich omega fatty acids into my skin. Moisture moisture moisture. Sometimes I’ll mix it with some lotion so I do not use up all my oil :).